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St Asaph War Memorial

St. Asaph

Llanelwy

The St. Asaph War Memorial commemorates those from the area who died in wartime.

The small city of St. Asaph (Welsh: Llanelwy), with a population of 3400, is situated between the rivers Elwy and Clwyd at the northern end of the Vale of Clwyd in Denbighshire.

The ancient parish of St. Asaph was made up of thirteen township most of which were in historic Flintshire, but two, Meriadog and Wigfair were in historic Denbighshire. Between 1974 and 1996, the area was part of the county of Clwyd

The city's cathedral is the seat of the Diocese of St Asaph which covers the north-east of Wales. The cathedral contains the Welsh Nurses War Memorial, commemorating those who died in World War I.

The St. Asaph Cathedral Nurses War Memorial commemorates those Welsh nurses  who died in World War I.

 

1914-1918 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Staff Nurse BRACE Frances Ethel
Service:Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service
Died:21 Sep 1916
Age:30
Details:Daughter of William & Jane Brace of Beaver's Hill, Manorbier, Pembrokeshire.
Cemetery or Memorial:Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Staff Nurse ROBERTS Jane
Service: Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Special Reserve(HMHS Salta)
Died:10 Apr 1917
Age:
Details:
 Sunk by German mine, off Le Havre, France.
Cemetery or Memorial:Salta Memorial, Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Staff Nurse ROBERTS Margaret Dorothy R/853
Service:Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service(HMS Osmanieh)
Died:31 Dec 1917
Age:
Details:
Sunk by German mine, off Alexandria, Egypt.
Cemetery or Memorial:Hadra War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria Egypt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Nurse ROWLANDS Helena May
Service:Territorial Force Nursing Service
Died:10 May 1919
Age:26
Details:Born in Llangefni, Anglesey. Daughter of Mrs Ann Ellin Rowlands, of Bod Gwynant, Abergele. Died in Liverpool, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:Abergele Cemetery

Rank,Name & Service Number:Staff Nurse THOMAS Margaret Evans
Service:Territorial Force Nursing Service(1st London General Hospital)
Died:8 Nov 1918
Age:28
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Brookwood Memorial, Surrey, England.

 

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TO THE GLORY OF GOD

THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS CITY WHO FOUGHT

AND FELL FOR KING AND COUNTRY

1914 - 1919 AND 1939 - 1945.

 

BYDD EU HENWAU BYW BYTH

 

1914-1918 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private James Cliffe ARROWSMITH 50232
Service:Cheshire Regiment(9th Bn.)
Died:4 Aug 1917
Age:36
Details:Son of the late Samuel & Rachael Arrowsmith (nee Cliffe) of Eaton, Congleton, Cheshire, England. Husband of Muriel Arrowsmith (nee Williams) of 1, May Terrace, St. Asaph.
Cemetery or Memorial:Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension Bailleul, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Hubert Stanley BELCHER 49737
Service:Cheshire Regiment(1st Bn.)
Died:24 May 1918
Age:24
Details:Son of William Edward & Ethel Belcher (nee Ling) of St Asaph. His father was the organist and Master of Choristers at the Cathedral.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tannay British Cemetery, Thienes, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Louis Francis CAVANNA or KAVANAGH
Service:Royal Army Service Corps
Died:
Age:
Details:
Born 1882, Llannefydd, the son of Lewis and Ann Cavanna.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Reginald Hingley CLARKE G/24595
Service:Queen's Own - Royal West Kent Regiment(7th Bn.)
Died:  12 Oct 1917
Age:26
Details:Born in St. Asaph, the son of John and Harriet Clarke (nee Tucker).
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Major Robert DAVIES
Service:
Died:
1 Nov 1918
Age:35
Details:Husband of Eliza Miriam Davies, Arnold House, St Asaph. Son of Henry and Elizabeth Davies, Cornel, St Asaph.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Horse Keeper Walter Lawrence DEED 808 & 170875
Service:Royal Army Veterinary Corps
Died:21 Jan 1919
Age:39
Details:Son of Walter Lawrence & Annie Maria Deed (nee Pitt) of St. Asaph. Husband of Alice Eugenie Deed. Died of natural causes after discharge.    Died in East Preston, Sussex, England.
Cemetery or Memorial:

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edmund Lawrence DURCAN 1347
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(5th Bn.)& Royal Army Service Corps
Died:3 May 1916
Age:21
Details:Son of James & Mary Durcan (nee Durcan). Brother of Second Lieutenant Gerald Justin Durcan. Died after discharge.
Cemetery or Memorial:Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant Henry Laidley Garland EDWARDS
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(3rd Bn & later 1st Bn.)
Died:16 May 1915
Age:29
Details:Born in Carmarthen, the son of Alfred George & Mary Laidley Edwards (nee Garland) of the Palace, St. Asaph. His father was Bishop of St. Asaph and in 1920 became the first Archbishop of Wales.
Cemetery or Memorial:Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant William Asaph GEORGE D.C.M.; M.M.11204
Service:King's Royal Rifle Corps(4th Bn.)
Died:27 Nov 1916
Age:27
Details:Son of John & Sarah George of Mill Street, St. Asaph.
Cemetery or Memorial:North Gate War Cemetery, Baghdad. Iraq.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sapper George HILL WR/20918
Service:Royal Engineers(305th Road Construction Coy., Roads & Quarries Bn.)
Died:21 Apr 1918
Age:39
Details:Son of Richard & Sarah Hill (nee Humphreys). Husband of Alice Hill of St. Asaph.
Cemetery or Memorial:Molliens au Bois Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Also commemorated in the Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Captain Percy Standish HORE
Service:South Wales Borderers & S Indian Infantry(52nd Sikhs Frontier Force)
Died:12 Mar 1915
Age:34
Details:Son of the late Lieutenant Colonel Frederic Standish & Harriet Susannah Hore (nee Williams) of St. Asaph.
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L£€™Avouep, Pas de Calais, France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Albert HOULSTON 181
Service:Canadian Army Service Corps (2nd Div. Supply Col.)
Died:8 Mar 1916
Age:32
Details:Son of Edward & Mary Houlston (nee Bennett).
Cemetery or Memorial:Westoutre Churchyard Extension, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant John Arthur Elias HUGHES
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Denbighshire Bn - Territorial)
Died:26 Jan 1915
Age:27
Details:Son of  the late Rev. John Elias & Jane Hughes (nee Jones). Native of St. Asaph.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Albert JONES 14610
Service:Grenadier Guards(1st Bn.)
Died:26 Oct 1914
Age:23   
Details:Son of John & Fanny Elizabeth Jones (nee Collins).
Cemetery or Memorial:Menin Gate, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Charles Pritchard Jones (aka Robert Charles Pritchard) 8775
Service:1st Bn. Somerset Light Infantry
Died:20 Dec 1914
Age:22
Details:Grandson of Catherine Pritchard, Denbigh Road, St Asaph. (1911 Census)
Cemetery or Memorial:Strand Military Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal David JONES P/6572
Service:Military Mounted Police
Died:7 Dec 1918
Age:29
Details:Son of William Jones of Tyn y Morfa, Gwespyr, Flintshire. Native of St. Asaph.
Cemetery or Memorial:Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Driver David JONES 187239
Service: Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery(41st Bde. of the 47th Bty.)
Died:21 Mar 1918
Age:39
Details:Son of John Barnes & Jane Jones (nee Price).
Cemetery or Memorial:Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Evan Thomas JONES (aka Danny GORMAN) 144942   
Service: Canadian Infantry - Eastern Ontario Regiment(21st Bn.)
Died:10 Jun 1916
Age:26
Details:Brother of Mr R Gorman, St. Asaph.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bedford House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Hugh William JONES 27544
Service:South Wales Borderers(5th Bn.)
Died:7 June 1917
Age:
Details:
Cemetery or Memorial:
Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Herbert JONES 275791
Service:Manchester Regiment(1/7th Bn.)
Died:6 April 1918
Age:23
Details:Son of John Charles & Margaret Jones (nee Roberts). Brother of Private Wilfred Jones, 53932 (see below).
Cemetery or Memorial:Doullens Communal Cemetery, Extension No.1, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:PrivateThomas Pierce JONES 55320
Service:Welsh Regiment(Depot)
Died:14 Apr 1919
Age:22
Details:Son of Thomas & Ellen Jones (nee Roberts).
Cemetery or Memorial:Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.

Rank,Name & Service Number:SapperThomas Price JONES 154766
Service:Royal Engineers(225th Field Coy.)
Died:24 Sep 1917
Age:25
Details:Son of Pryce & Harriet Jones.
Cemetery or Memorial:Tyne Cot Memorial ¸ Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Wilfred JONES 53932
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(24th Denbighshire Yeomanry Bn.)
Died:15 Apr 1917
Age:19
Details:Son of John Charles & Margaret Jones (nee Roberts). Brother of Private John Herbert Jones, 275791 (See above).
Cemetery or Memorial:Mikra Memorial, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edward KENNY 30604
Service:Royal Defence Corps(318th Protection Coy.)
Died:10 Feb 1919
Age:46
Details:Son of Patrick & Jane Kenny (nee Roberts) of St. Asaph.
Cemetery or Memorial:Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Rifleman Richard Francis KENNY C/1031
Service:Kings Royal Rifle Corps(16th Bn.)
Died:28 Jan 1916
Age:22
Details:Born at St. Asaph workhouse. Nephew of Annie Moseley (nee Kenny).
Cemetery or Memorial:Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lieutenant James Windsor LEWIS
Service:Welsh Guards S R(1st Bn.).
Died:6 Jun 1916
Age:39
Details:Son of James & Louisa Catherine Lewis (nee Edwards). Husband of Catherine Henrietta Lewis (nee Gregorie).
Cemetery or Memorial:Brandhoek Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.He is also commemorated on the Crondall War Memorial, in Hampshire, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edward LLOYD 829850
Service:Canadian Expeditionary Force (Canadian Infantry - New Brunswick Regiment 44 Bn.)
Died:12 Apr 1917
Age:39
Details:Son of Robert & Mary Lloyd.
Cemetery or Memorial:Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William Charles LUCAS 11372
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(4th Reserve Bn.)
Died:5 Feb 1917
Age:28
Details:Son of William & Ann Lucas (nee Fenlon) of Silverbank, St. Asaph. Brother of Private Percy Lucas 3952 (see below).
Cemetery or Memorial:Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Percy LUCAS 3952
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st Bn.)
Died:26 Feb 1915
Age:23
Details:Son of William & Ann Lucas (nee Fenlon) of Silverbank, St. Asaph. Brother of Private William Charles Lucas 11372 (see above).
Cemetery or Memorial:Stahnsdorf (Berlin South-Western Cemetery), Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Edward Owen Wynne MORRIS s1501
Service:Australian Imperial Force (Infantry).3rd Bn., H Coy.
Died:16 May 1915
Age:33
Details:Son of Richard & Susannah Morris (nee Roberts), 1, Greenbank Street, Denbigh.
Cemetery or Memorial:4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Frederick Ernest PIERCE 726
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(5th Bn.)
Died:29 Aug 1915
Age:29
Details:Son of Robert & Anne Jane Pierce (nee Hughes).
Cemetery or Memorial:Chatby Military & War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John Tudor PUGH 39745
Service:South Wales Borderers(5th Bn.)
Died:26 Nov 1918
Age:29
Details:Son of Hugh Vaughan & Hannah Pugh (nee Pierce).
Cemetery or Memorial:Cambrai East Military Cemetery, Nord, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner Percival Charles RHODES 23684
Service:Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery("B" Bty., 95th Bde.)
Died:4 Nov 1918
Age:29
Details:Son of Jane Rhodes (nee Thomas) of St. Asaph & the late William J Rhodes.
Cemetery or Memorial:Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private David ROBERTS 33016
Service:Highland Light Infantry(17th Bn.)
Died:1 Apr 1917
Age:40
Details:Son of David & Eliza Roberts (nee Roberts).
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Lance Corporal David Pennant ROBERTS 17253
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(13th Bn.)
Died:26 Aug 1918
Age:29
Details:Son of Joseph & Harriet Roberts (nee Jones) 2, Caradoc Terrace, St. Asaph.
Cemetery or Memorial:Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France.He is also commemorated on the Tremeirchion War Memorial.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Frank Egerton Howes ROBERTS P/20227
Service:Royal Fusiliers - City of London Regiment(9th Bn.)
Died:4 Aug 1916
Age:24
Details:Son of Thomas Howes & Eleanor Frost Roberts (nee Jones).
Cemetery or Memorial:Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Richard ROBERTS 42229
Service:South Wales Borderers(2nd Bn.)
Died:20 Nov 1916
Age:23
Details:Son of Robert & Anne Roberts (nee Williams) of 8, Cleaver's Row, St. Asaph.
Cemetery or Memorial:Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private William Henry ROBERTS 67643
Service:Cheshire Regiment(15th Bn.)
Died:24 Oct 1918
Age:19
Details:Son of John & Mary Roberts of Bryn Polyn Farm, St. Asaph.
Cemetery or Memorial:Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Henry ROWLANDS 345218
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(24th Bn.)
Died:19 Jul 1918
Age:24
Details:Son of David Robert & Anne Rowlands (nee Edwards).
Cemetery or Memorial:Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Robert Aston SPICER 11394
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st Bn.)   
Died:16 May 1915
Age:22
Details:Son of Mrs. Sarah Ann Spicer of 1 River View,St. Asaph
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais,France

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private John SPICER 27222
Service:Welsh Regiment (8th Bn.) formerly Royal Welsh Fusiliers 11829
Died:8 Aug 1915
Age:17
Details:Son of Mrs. Sarah Ann Spicerof 1 River View,St. Asaph
Cemetery or Memorial:Helles Memorial, Turkey(including Gallipoli)

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Felix Norman WATKINS 17137
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(13th Bn.)
Died:26 Jun 1917
Age:26
Details:Son of Felix Charles & Mary Cecile Watkins (nee Davies) of Brownlow Villa, St. Asaph.
Cemetery or Memorial:Bard Cottage Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Rifleman Evan Connett WILLIAMS B/201306
Service:Rifle Brigade - The Prince Consort's Own (2/10th London Regiment)
Died:21 Sep 1918
Age:24
Details:Son of Mr & Mrs R Williams, of Highfield Cottage, Pen-y-Cob, St. Asaph.
Cemetery or Memorial:Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Richard Henry WILLIAMS 6013
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers(1st Bn.)
Died:16 May 1915
Age:32
Details:Son of Richard & Jemima Williams (nee Williams). Husband of Margaret Williams (nee Foulkes) of 10, Luke Street, St. Asaph.
Cemetery or Memorial:Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France and is commemorated in the Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Private Samuel WILLIAMS 54140
Service:South Wales Borderers
Died:7 Oct 1919
Age:31
Details:Husband of Jenny(ie) Williams (nee Roberts), Elm Cottages, St Asaph. Nephew of John and Anne Williams, Tyn y Ffynnon, Bryniau, Dyserth, Prestatyn
Cemetery or Memorial:Dyserth (St. Bridget) Churchyard.

 

1939-1945 War

 

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Owen Hugh BARLOW 1381373
Service:Royal Air Force(101 Sqn)
Died:30 Aug 1941
Age:28
Details:Son of Robert & Elizabeth Barlow (nee Owen). Husband of Elizabeth O Barlow (nee Davies)
Cemetery or Memorial:Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier Stephen COLLINS 3766169
Service:Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died:25 Aug 1941
Age:30
Details:Son of Patrick & Elizabeth Collins.
Cemetery or Memorial:Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Sergeant Goronwy Wynne DAVIES 1359976
Service:Royal Air Force(12 Sqn)
Died:28 Aug 1942
Age:22
Details:Son of Evan Thomas & Elizabeth Davies (nee Wynne). Brother of Fusilier William Gordon Davies 14513574 (see below).
Cemetery or Memorial:Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Fusilier William Gordon DAVIES 14513574
Service:Royal Welch Fusiliers (1st Bn.)
Died:18 Mar 1945
Age:35
Details:Son of Evan Thomas & Elizabeth Davies (nee Wynne). Husband of Hannah Selina Davies (nee Ottewell). Brother of Sergeant Goronwy Wynne Davies, 1359976 (see above). Also commemorated on the St. George War Memorial.
Cemetery or Memorial:Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Edward William JONES 1432165
Service:Royal Air Force  
Died: 8 Oct 1942
Age:21
Details:Son of Evan Hugh & Gwendoline Winifred Jones (nee Jones) of St. Asaph.
Cemetery or Memorial:Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Able Seaman George Francis JONES D/JX 146519
Service:Royal Navy(HMS Courageous)
Died:17 Sep 1939
Age:19
Details:Son of George Francis & Mary Jones (nee Hughes) of St. Asaph. Sunk by U-29 off the coast of Ireland.
Cemetery or Memorial:Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Second Lieutenant Hugh Elias Parry PRICE 97148
Service:Royal Artillery(7 Medium Reg.)
Died:17 Jan 1942
Age:33
Details:Son of John Elias & Mary Price (nee Hughes). Husband of Gwendoline May Price (nee Ellis) of St. Asaph.
Cemetery or Memorial:Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Cook Ernest Geoffrey ROBERTS P/MX 64980
Service:Royal Navy(HMS Culver)
Died:31 Jan 1942
Age:23
Details:Son of Richard William & Henrietta Roberts (nee Davies) of St. Asaph. Sunk by U-105 off the coast of Ireland.
Cemetery or Memorial:Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Gunner Charles Henry TIERNEY C9344
Service:Royal Canadian Artillery(1st Medium Regiment)
Died:20 May 1944
Age:34
Details:Son of Leonard & Florence May Tierney (nee Turner) of  St. Asaph.
Cemetery or Memorial:Cassino War Cemetery, Frosinone, Italy.

Rank,Name & Service Number:Probationer Nurse Margaret Alice OWEN
Service:Civilian
Died:3 Jun 1941
Age:22
Details:Daughter of the the late Mr & Mrs David Owen (nee Evans, of Cornel, St. Asaph. Injured on 2 Jun 1941 during the bombing of Salford, Lancashire, England and died at Salford Royal Hospital.
Cemetery or Memorial:Mount Road Cemetery, St. Asaph.

 

Sources:

Disclaimer

All information is provided in good faith but, on occasions, errors may occur. The Clwyd Family History Society does not accept responsibility for the consequences of using any of the information provided on this page.


 


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